Dave Winer managed to stir up a storm by capturing a video of John Dvorak confessing how he trolls Mac users for extra pageviews. Although Dave posted the video in QuickTime format using open codecs (JPEG video and 8-bit uncompressed audio), which should mollify Mark Pilgrim somewhat, the iPod Video won't play this. I converted it using the handy iSquint tool into standard mpeg-4 files. I present 3 alternatives for you:
- iPod compatible MPEG-4 version, using H264 codec - requires QuickTime 7, iTunes 6 or VLC 0.84
- iPod compatible MPEG-4 version, using the previous MPEG4 codec - works in QuickTime 6 or earlier iTunes
- Dave's compatible MOV version via BitTorrent - should play back to QuickTime 1.0 once you have downloaded it
Those of you playing close attention will notice I am using markup based on the microformat brainstorming for expressing alternative versions of the same file. As this uses rel-enclosure, it will be picked up by Mark's Universal Feed Parser, and also by FeedBurner's version of my blog feed.